Talk about piggybacking. Thanks to a pig tale, Babe , the tiny village of Robertson pop. There is no Hoggett Farm, for instance — it was only a set, which was torn down after completion of the movie. How can you fault a town so proud of its porcine heritage that its citizens gathered on Oscar night to watch the show at the Robertson Inn?
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The main animal characters are played by a combination of real and animatronic pigs and Border Collies. In , a sequel directed by Miller, Babe: Pig in the City , was released. Babe, an orphaned piglet, is chosen for a "guess the weight" contest at a county fair. The winning farmer, Arthur Hoggett, brings him home and allows him to stay with a Border Collie named Fly, her mate Rex and their puppies, in the barn.
I quote this line because you do not expect such language in a movie about a clever little pig. One of the chief delights of "Babe," indeed, is that it is such a clever little pig movie. It is rated G, and yet all of the people and most of the animals in "Babe" are smarter and more articulate than the characters in most of the R-rated movies I see. The movie takes place in Australia, where the hero, a young pig, watches wistfully as all the other pigs are trucked away, never to return.
See the full list. Babe, fresh from his victory in the sheepherding contest, returns to Farmer Hoggett's farm, but after Farmer Hoggett is injured and unable to work, Babe has to go to the big city to save the farm. When a boy learns that a beloved killer whale is to be killed by the aquarium owners, the boy risks everything to free the whale.